The delays have had substantial legal, political, economic, and health repercussions. The U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget for fiscal year 2021 did not call for the outright privatization of the United States Postal Service, but its call for “increased use of private sector partners” and cuts in postal pay likely will alarm many employee groups. Postal Service cost cuts as states prepare for mail-in voting. The 2020 United States Postal Service crisis is a series of events that have caused backlogs and delays in the delivery of mail by the United States Postal Service (USPS). Postal Service cuts ‘harming people’s lives’ By Brian Chasnoff, Staff writer 8/19/2020 Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol Trump Proposes $97 Billion USPS Savings Package, Including Pay and Service Cuts June 1, 2020 February 10, 2020 The Trump administration is proposing a slew of changes to the U.S. Postal Service’s operations and workforce compensation in an effort it says will save $97 billion and put the financially strapped agency back on a stable path. The U.S. ... which leads to a further decline in service. President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the U.S. Postal Service’s financial problems as his postmaster general defends cuts that have slowed mail delivery in … You blame the operating cuts but that has nothing to do with poor management. More:Union warns of U.S. Postal Service cuts are cutting into its law enforcement mission October 8, 2020 Still, even through escalated violence, postal service employees continue to aid in the delivery of 212 billion pieces of mail to over 144 million homes from 40,000 post offices, and they must continue to do so safely. Peters noted that he and several other members of Congress have pressed DeJoy, who was a … Mayors from the nation's largest cities are calling on Congress to protect the U.S. Postal Service from cuts that they say threaten to undermine the presidential election. It has also accused United Parcel Service and FedEx of cutting off parcel service to some of their customers, forcing them to divert large shipments to the Postal Service. Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister. A series of Postal Service documents titled “PMGs expectations,” a reference to the postmaster general, describe how Mr. Trump’s new leadership team is trying to cut costs. 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